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FYI posts are brief announcements, reminders, updates, and shout-outs. They cover successes, happenings, and advances at the Graduate Center.

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December 19, 2022

Naiomy Guerrero accepted to a Museum Professionals Program at the Studio Museum

A round of applause goes to Naiomy Guerrero who was accepted to the Winter 2023 Museum Professionals Seminar at The Studio Museum in Harlem. The seminar is comprised of a series of workshops designed for emerging museum professionals to "incubate and ideate" their ideas.  Congrats to Naiomy!

 

December 15, 2022

Congrats to Tie Jojima for making the New York Times Best Art Books of 2022!

Ph.D. candidate Tie Jojima co-curated (with Rachel Remick and Aimé Iglesias Lukin) an exhibition of Mexican sculptor, Geles Cabrera. Geles Cabrera: Museo Escultórico was on view at the Americas Society this summer. An accompanying book of the same title was co-edited by Jojima.  She authored an essay on the interrelation between dance, affect, and Mexico city in Cabrera’s sculptural practice and wrote the artist’s chronology.  The New York Times has just recognized this book as one of the Best Art Books of 2022!  

November 22, 2022

Mona Hadler's new book reviewed in Women's Art Journal

Congrats to Professor Mona Hadler who co-edited, Pop Art and Beyond: Gender, Race, and Class in the Global Sixties with Kalliopi Minioudaki (Bloomsbury, 2022). Woman's Art Journal touted it as a "marvelous snapshot of the global sixties." See the review here.

 

November 10, 2022

Most recent issue of October has article by Alum Arnaud Gerspacher

Kudos to alum Arnaud Gerspacher (Ph.D. 2017), who has a new article out in the journal October In Zoonotic Undemocracy (2022:181, 61-92),  Gerspacher "argues for the urgency of re-thinking politics from a posthumanist perspective, one that considers the impact of environmental harm caused by the uses of nonhuman animals."  He examines a film by Wilson Coutinho and the work of conceptual artist Cildo Meireles, the subject of Coutinho's film. Already in the 1970s, they addressed environmental issues  - global warming, biodiversity loss, racist food politics, and zoonotic illnesses. Gerspacher analyzes the role of nonhuman animals in the context of environmental politics in Brazil, and beyond.

 

November 2, 2022

Alumna Lindsay Caplan explores postwar Italy in new book

Alumna Lindsay Caplan (Ph.D. 2017) publishes Arte Programmata: Freedom, Control, and the Computer in 1960s Italy which showcases a group of visionary artists who used emerging computer technologies in the context of the Cold War in Italy.  Now Assistant Professor at Brown University in the Department of Art and Architecture, Caplan's research and publications focus on the intersection of technology, politics and Art History. This is her first book. 

November 2, 2022

Gillian Sneed (Ph.D. 2019) co-authors new book of letters

Gillian Sneed (Ph.D. 2019) co-edits (with Marie Walsh) new book exploring the correspondence between artist, Rosemary Mayer, and poet, Bernadette Mayer.  Conceptual art, Postminimalism, and the New York School, in addition to Feminism are all explored in this volume. Sneed is Assistant Professor of Art History at The School of Art and Design at San Diego State University.  She specializes in 20th- and 21st-century feminist art histories in the Americas, especially Brazil. 

June 1, 2022

Alumna Claudia Calirman (Ph.D. Art History 2004) is 2022 Millard Meiss Publication Grant Recipient

Alumna Claudia Calirman (Ph.D. 2004) was awarded a 2022 Millard Meiss Publication Grant Award for her new book-length project Dissident Bodies: Brazilian Women Artists, (1960s-2020s), Duke University Press.  The College Art Association awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be published in the most desirable form without a subsidy.  Professor Calirman has also written on art in Brazil under the dictatorship and is an advisor at El Museo del Barrio, NY. 

May 10, 2022

Art History Student Has Award-Winning Exhibition Catalogue

Nina Stritzler-Levine, a student in the GC Art History program, has received the Society of Architectural Historians' Exhibition Catalogue Award for 2022 for her catalogue Eileen Gray, which she coedited with Cloe Pitiot, Bard Graduate Center, 2020. The book also won the DAM Architectural Book award and a design award from AIGA the professional design association.

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May 10, 2022

Art History Student Named a Winner of the 2022-23 Rome Prize

Saskia Verlaan, a doctoral student in the GC Art History program, has been named a winner of the 2022-23 Rome Prize, presented by the American Academy in Rome.

These highly competitive fellowships support advanced independent work and research in the arts and humanities. Verlaan will receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board at the Academy’s eleven-acre campus on the Janiculum Hill in Rome, starting in September 2022.

Learn more about the Rome Prize